Life in San Juan
Rededication of Blanding South Chapel called historic day
“Three forces made this building possible,” said Blanding historian and lifelong resident, Mabel June Palmer, at the rededication of the Blanding South Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latte...
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The Old Bridge at SJ Inn
Mexican Hat, named after the famed sombrero formation, has a history rich in oil, gold prospecting, and uranium/vanadium mining. In 1882, this small town was first named “Goodridge”, after E.L. Goo...
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Veteran addresses Blanding Memorial Day sunrise service
The 2015 Memorial Day Sunrise Service in Blanding was a little short on sun, though not any more chilly than usual, despite a snow-covered mountain in the background.
May 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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New book gives slices of San Juan history
A new book by Bob McPherson discusses the people who settled southeast Utah. They developed a cultural understanding that helped them work the land to make a living.
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Kay Jones – Just doing her best
In general, Kay Jones loves life. You can tell it just by looking at her: white haired and always smiling, she has an ethereal glow about her.  She greets each new day with wonder and enthusiasm an...
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cottonwood Steakhouse – 20 years of delicious dining
It is April 1995, Jean and Howard Brundage open up a restaurant that will quickly become a Bluff, UT icon; the Cottonwood Steakhouse.
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Honor flight for local vet
The year was 1944. Doyle Benson Rowley was 17 years old and a new graduate of Parowan High School. Though he had enjoyed the relative safety of living in Utah, the shadow of World War II had loomed...
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From MHS home ec room to NY Stock Exchange
On most Wednesday’s, as her kids were growing up, Connie Allred would take the day off from her Silver Scissors hair salon in Monticello and make a big, special, and delicious lunch for her kids, D...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tribute to Dale Maughan, Larue Winget
The year was 1948, a year after they arrived in Monticello as educators. I was 15 years old and just promoted to the ninth grade. I am a son of a father that was of Spanish/Navajo decent and a moth...
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Certificates to nearly 150 students at USU commencement
Commencement exercises will be held on April 24 for students attending the Utah State University – Eastern campus in Blanding beginning at noon in the San Juan High School auditorium. Nearly 150 st...
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